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1,257 Danish Proverbs

Little sticks kindle a fire, great ones put it out.

Lords and fools speak freely.

Love and poverty are hard to conceal.

Love begets love.

Love's plant must be watered with tears, and tended with care.

Love's quarrels oft in pleasing concord end.

Luck has much for many, but enough for no one.

Luck is better than a hundred marks.

Luck sometimes visits a fool, but never sits down with him.

Luck stops at the door and inquires whether prudence is within.

Luck taps at the door and inquires whether prudence is within.

Luck will carry a man across the brook if he is not too lazy to leap.

Lucky at cards, unlucky in love.

Mad dogs get their coats torn.

Make use of the sun while it shines.

Many a cow stands in the meadow and looks wistfully at the common.

Many a fool might pass for a wise man if he would only keep his mouth shut.

Many a man is a good friend but a bad neighbour.

Many a man labours for the day he will never live to see.

Many a mickle makes a muckle.

Many a one would like to lay his own shame on another man's back.

Many a sheep goes out woolly and comes home shorn.

Many a thing whispered into one ear is heard over the whole town.

Many dogs are the death of the hare.

Many grains of sand will sink a ship.